Ripon area Girl Scouts announce a citywide, contactless, scavenger hunt for everyone! Drop in at the Ripon Public Library to begin an adventure through a series of 25 clues leading to local locations each of which features a famous woman (shero) who changed the world.
The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) unveiled this project in 2020 to commemorate the 100 years since suffragettes earned women the right to vote. Although the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote, many people of color were still barred from voting until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The hunt originated as an exercise for Daisy Scouts working toward their Good Neighbor badge, yet the opportunity to explore one’s community while simultaneously being inspired by sheroes of yesterday and today is available to anyone at no cost. Registration is not required.
Participants begin at the library, 120 Jefferson Street, receiving the first clue and information to support their adventure around Ripon. A car is necessary as featured locations span the city in its entirety; allot at least one hour for completion. Clues are provided in paper format or can be accessed with QR codes on an electronic device. For those who do not complete the hunt on Saturday, the clues and featured sheroes remain viable for independent exploration until November 29.
Assorted prizes and incentives are provided by the GSNWGL, and the Ripon Senior Troop #6217 will be available to offer support and assistance to participants. For more information, contact Linda DeCramer at the Ripon Public Library by calling 920-748-6160, or troop 2119 leader Katie Feldner, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 920-229-5970.